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This is our story!  We know the story of George Mueller continues to be a favorite of many.  The first book, Simple Trust, Simple Prayers, was written to make Mueller’s original writings come alive again.  But we were concerned that today’s readers might brush it off, thinking that the lessons of faith Mueller wrote about in the 1800s were obsolete.  We knew that this powerful story was still changing lives; it had profoundly changed our own lives. 

It was now our own lives that must prove the faithfulness of God. This is our story.  Yes, Mueller’s century was different.  But this is now.  God does not change.  Because it’s the same God, the lessons are the same.  For anyone who wonders if God still answers prayer, this book is for you.  This is what it looks like today.  Our story is real, raw, and at times embarrassing.  We have tried our best to simply tell the story as it happened. 


SIMPLE TRUST, SIMPLE PRAYERS - Life-Changing Lessons from the Journals of George Mueller.  It's the only PARAPHRASED version of the writings of George Mueller.  

Designed for either personal use or for group study, the book is divided into 13 chapters, with discussion questions and application questions at the end of each chapter.  



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Prayers For Healing; Prayers For Grace

My aunt just learned she has cancer.  Will you pray for her?

Kendra’s teacher was in a bad car accident.  Please pray for her.

It is so common for people to ask for prayer for healing.  As Christians, we hear these requests often.  And we do pray.  Of course we do that.   It is our privilege as Christians to bring all prayers to the great throne of our God.   

But… we also know that healing is not always God’s plan.  What about that inconvenient truth?  In fact, it may be far better for God to allow a person to go through a period of time (or even the rest of life) without healing.  What about then? 

Do you know the story of Joni Eareckson Tada?  She lives a joyful, meaningful life as a quadriplegic ever since her freak diving accident some 50 years ago.  She states openly that having that diving accident was the best thing that happened to her.  

And then there’s Nick Vujicic.  Google his name if you don’t know his story.  Born with no arms and no legs, Nick travels all over the world

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RIP Doug Coe - Washington's stealth Billy Graham

Doug Coe died this week.  He was 88 years old. Doug lived in Washington, DC and was unk - nown to most people.  He wanted it that way. 

And yet, to those who knew him, he was one of the most influential people they knew.  In 2005, Time magazine called him Washington’s “stealth Billy Graham.” 

For those whose interest is piqued, I offer this story from John Ortberg’s book If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got To Get Out of the Boat.


One of my favorite adventures in prayer involves Doug Coe, who has a ministry in Washington, D.C., that mostly involves people in politics and statecraft.  Doug became acquainted with Bob, an insurance salesman who was completely unconnected with any government circles.  Bob became a Christian and began to meet with Doug to learn about his new faith.

One day, Bob came in all excited about a statement in the Bible where Jesus says, “Ask whatever you will in my name, and you shall receive it.”

“Is that really true?” Bob demanded.

Doug explained, “Well, it’s not a blank check.  You have to take it in context of the teachings of the whole Scripture on prayer.  But yes – it really is true.  Jesus really does answer prayer. 

“Great!” Bob said.  “Then I gotta start praying for something.  I think I’ll pray for Africa.”

“That’s kind of a broad target.  Why don’t you narrow it down to one country?” Doug advised.

“All right.  I’ll pray for Kenya.”

“Do you know anyone in Kenya?” Doug asked.


“Ever been to Kenya?”

“No.”  Bob just wanted to pray for Kenya.

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My Personal Advent musings

This year I was musing at Mary’s dilemma and the scandal her growing pregnancy must have created.  With each passing month, it was clearer and clearer that a baby was soon due.  I’m a mother.  I know the feeling. 

At first, the pregnancy is a complete mystery.  Even to the mother, it’s a mystery.  She does not know for a few weeks.  Then with the passing of time, it becomes clear to the mother.  But only with the passing of months does it become clear to everyone around her. 

Then, when the time is right, she will begin to feel the pains of labor and she knows birth will surely come soon.  It made me think of the Bible verse that sounds so parallel.  I looked it up:  “We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time” (Romans 8:22).  

What would that look like?  If the whole creation groans with pains of childbirth, what would that look like?  Well, Jesus actually told us what it would look like.  He said,

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No Other gods?

“You shall have no other gods before me.”

Sound familiar?  It should… it’s the first of the Ten Commandments.

And that was the topic of our sermon in church yesterday (First Baptist Church, Leesburg).  Our pastor got our attention right away with this story:

DeAndre Jordan was a basketball player with the Los Angeles Clippers whose contractual obligations ended last year, making him a “free agent.”  He was a great player and was soon recruited by Dallas.  Negotiations were successful and a verbal agreement was reached.  Legal requirements include a ten-day moratorium period before actual contracts are signed, but no problem… there has never been a time when a verbal agreement was not completed with signatures after the moratorium.

But… there’s always a “first.”  And this was it.  Before the ten-day period ended

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The Most Important Thing

This may be the most important post I’ve ever written in my blog.  And I probably won’t get it quite right either, so please bear with me.  Ready or not, here I go…

Recently I heard someone say to a Christian, “You don’t really believe what you say. If you did, you’d be

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